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Monday, 20 February 2017 7:00 PM

Presented By: Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin

Brian Helgeland both writes and directs this inspiring film of the vital importance to healing the racism once rampant in the U.S. Guided by their Christian beliefs and Methodist principles, the two leaders in the integration of the Major League were Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Wesley Branch Rickey and the first African-American to play at that level, Jackie Robinson. The power this film is the documented strength, bravery and self-control that Robinson exhibited in the face of racial slurs and actual physical threats.

Join former Santa Barbara mayor and film critic Hal Conklin for a selection of great stories that touch the soul and draw out the best in humanity. These stories teach about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves, and provide a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace. Drawn from the syndicated film series “Cinema In Focus,” these presentations will blend together great film with audience conversations and Q&A. 

Starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman

(2013) 128 minutes PG-13

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